Total Tone and Technique Makeover
The secret to brilliant piano playing. Master your touch and achieve boundless technique
We often think of piano technique as the ability to acquire powerful fingers that will fly at breakneck speed across the keys. Although that may seem impressive, there is a big price tag to pay: countless hours of mindless repetition that often leads to tendonitis, frustration and a general disengagement from the act of music making.
Thankfully, there is a better way!
Back in the 19th century, there was a different approach to acquiring a complete piano technique. It started with the mastery of one note. The focus was on how to shade, nuance and control the tone of one note. If the pianist could achieve that, then they could quickly build upon that foundation and achieve towering virtuosity for big pieces.
This tone based technique has been neglected in modern times, but it is the only way to true virtuosity. It will open you up to more artistic freedom, engage the musical imagination to shape more compelling interpretations and eliminate all tension, tendonitis and muscular fatigue from the body.
In this 5 week course, you will learn the step-by-step method to re-engage with your touch, breakthrough the barriers that block your musicality and melt away all tension. There are 5 video modules released weekly that will walk you through the training step by step, exercises to practice these new skills, a textbook in pdf format and audio examples.
Your playing will be forever transformed.
Hailed by the American Music Guide for her “versatility in many styles that emphasize her chameleon-like transformations,” Margaret Wacyk is a trailblazer who is breathing new life into the art of piano playing.
As a soloist, Miss Wacyk has concertized in the United States and Europe. This is her fourth solo recording. Her second CD, “Piano Works” was chosen as Gramophone Magazine’s “Best New Releases from North America”.
Miss Wacyk has developed a following in the music educational community due to her revolutionary approach to the piano, which has a special focus on a technique of tone production. This system has its roots in an archived 19th century method, which she has researched with over twenty years of relentless exploration. As a result of these experiences, she authored a groundbreaking book called “Ultimate Piano Playing” opening up the old-world secrets to acquiring rich and effortless tone for pianists of all levels.
Her recording and companion book Soli Deo Gloria”(To God the Glory)explores the spiritual power embedded in the music of JS Bach. Bach’s motivation in writing his music was to glorify and reflect the awesomeness of God. Soli Deo Gloria is a fresh re-examination of Bach’s true intention and an invitation to experience the restorative and healing presence of God through the world of sound
StartCaruso: Una Furtiva Lacrima
StartBach Comparison Ex. 1
StartBach Comparison Ex. 2
StartBeethoven Comparison Ex. 1
StartBeethoven Comparison Ex. 2
StartAlfred Cortot: Imagination
StartVladimir Horowitz: Shading
StartMindru Katz: Blossiming Notes
StartRubinstein: Longevity at age 88
StartShura Cherkasky: Debussy